List of all U-boats

U-267

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down9 Aug 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 32)
Launched23 May 1942
Commissioned11 Jul 1942Oblt. Otto Tinschert
Commanders
11 Jul 1942 - 13 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Otto Tinschert
14 Jul 1943 - 26 Nov 1943   Ernst von Witzendorff
27 Nov 1943 - 6 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Otto Tinschert
7 Jul 1944 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. Bernhard Knieper
Career
7 patrols
11 Jul 1942-31 Jan 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-1 Oct 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-4 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 4 May 1945, in Gelting Bay. Wreck broken up.

Final location

View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-267 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Pfeil (1 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
   Without name (27 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Amsel (2 May 1943 - 3 May 1943)
   Amsel 1 (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 2 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 1 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 9 (9 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1943)
   Preussen (7 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 Feb 1943
The boat was depth charged by escorts in mid Atlantic and damaged so severely it was forced to return to base, reaching St. Nazaire on 18 Feb.

29 Mar 1943
The boat was attacked by convoy escorts in the North Atlantic and suffered slight damage.

7 Jul 1943
Off Finisterre, due west: a British Catalina (RAF Sqdn 210, pilot John A. Cruickshank) depth charged the boat (reported to be sailing unalert on the surface). The boat dived and escaped the attack, but was severely damaged and re-surfaced to report the damage and abort the patrol. The boat managed partial repairs at sea and managed to elude more attackers sent to hunt her, reaching St Nazaire on 13 July. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 388)

3 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

23 Sep 1944. This was the last U-boat to leave the base at St. Nazaire on 23 Sept. 1944 (U-255 remained and eventually surrendered there in May 1945). She arrived at Stavanger, Norway 29 Oct.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-267 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Red Seahorse on white Shield

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel